Question Of The Day

The Kickoff

February 01, 2006

Do NFL teams overplay the "respect" angle before a Super Bowl?

The "respect" angle is just a way for these athletes and coaches to segue from one cliche to the next. Zzzzzzzzz ... It's just another reason why only one week is needed between the playoffs and the Super Bowl.

Patrick R. Lynch


"Respect" hype? That's a new one on me. You see that from players after the games when they meet and hug the other guys in the middle of the field. The other stuff is blather.

Bill Moulden


It's the game of a lifetime. There should be no reason for any other motivational angles. If you can't get up for this game, retire.

Michael Block



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